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The Old Rectory and Screen Wall, Croft-on-Tees

Description: The Old Rectory and Screen Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 322675

OS Grid Reference: NZ2878509849
OS Grid Coordinates: 428785, 509849
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4832, -1.5572

Location: Rectory Lane, Croft-on-Tees, North Yorkshire DL2 2SL

Locality: Croft-on-Tees
Local Authority: Richmondshire District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: DL2 2SL

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Listing Text

NZ 2809-2909
(west side)
10/36 The Old Rectory and
attached screen wall
19.12.51 (formerly listed as


Rectory, now house, and attached screen wall. Early C18, probably with
earlier origins, and with later additions. Orange brick, Westmorland slate
roofs. Irregular plan of later rear additions, main range of 3 storeys, 5
bays. Central part-glazed door in ashlar architrave set within surround
with swept bases, and with consoles supporting dentilled pediment. Sash
windows with glazing bars, crown glass, exposed sash boxes, and flat arches
of contrasting gauged brick, the second-floor windows of 6 panes. First-
and second-floor string courses. Hipped roof. Stacks between second and
third bays and at right end. To left, 2-storey lean-to elevation of added
side range, with no openings to front. To right: single-storey curving
screen wall. Rear elevation: obscured by later service additions. Right
return: of same red sandstone as Croft Church (qv) and with blocked sash-
window-shaped openings. Interior: windows have shutters; ground-floor doors
of 6 fielded panels; early C18 pine open-well staircase with richly-turned
balusters and swept handrail; first-floor doors of 6 vertical panels. There
are cellars below the right-hand rooms, which may be part of an earlier
building. Scratched on the glass of a rear second-floor window are mirror-
image graffiti which are thought to have inspired Alice Through the Looking
Glass by "Lewis Carroll", whose father, Rev Charles Dodgson, was Rector of
Croft 1843-1868.

Listing NGR: NZ2879009849

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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